[Worldkings] Top innovation events in the world (P. 97) Air New Zealand launches the world's first bunk beds on plane
(Worldkings.org) When it comes to comfortable sleeping, long-haul flights can at times be a nightmare. However now, Air New Zealand has understood this need by introducing bunk beds. This makes them the world’s first airline to introduce bunk beds.
[Worldkings] Top 100 Pioneers in All Fields (P. 19) Harold Gillies (New Zealand): The Father of Modern Plastic Surgery
(Worldkings.org) Surgeon Harold Gillies developed a new method of facial reconstructive surgery in 1917. His work marked the dawn of plastic surgery as we know it today.
[Worldkings] Top 100 pioneers in all fields (P. 03) Edmund Percival Hillary (New Zealand): The first person to conquer the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest
(Worldkings.org) Edmund Percival Hillary (July 20, 1919 - January 11, 2008) was a New Zealand explorer and mountaineer. On May 29, 1953, Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first two people to climb Everest and return safely.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 most famous vocational schools in the world (P. 48) Unitec Institute of Technology (New Zealand): New Zealand's largest institute of technology
(Worldkings.org) Unitec is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology offering a wide range of work-oriented programmes and short courses. It offers leading employment-focused education at its two campuses in Mt. Albert, and Waitakere.
Top 50 Life Skills Courses In The World (P. 36) “Basic Cooking Skills” (International Culinary Studio, New Zealand): Basic cooking course for beginners
(Worldkings.org) You will gain an important life skill by learning how to cook tasty yet simple recipes. On this five-week course that’s fun for the whole family, you’ll cover the basics of cooking, from hygiene and kitchen safety procedures, to creating shopping lists and costing menus.
Top 50 Life Skills Courses In The World (P. 34) Life Skills Camps (New Zealand): An exciting life skills learning experience in military camp
(Worldkings.org) Life Skills Camps is the ideal training ground for young people who want to experience and practice skills like in a military environment; from there to forge themselves and live more positive in life.
[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Highlights during 21 years of development of Fonterra, the largest dairy manufacturer in New Zealand (2001)
(worldkings.org) Fonterra is the sixth-largest dairy company in the world as of 2022, as well as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.33) Air New Zealand: Best airline in 2020
(WorldKings.org) Air New Zealand was awarded Airline of the Year in 2010 and 2012 by the Air Transport World Global Airline Awards. In 2014, Air New Zealand was ranked the safest airline in the world by JACDEC.
The impressive botanical gardens around the world (P.37) - Pukekura Park: The gemstone of New Zealand's natural landscape
(WorldKings.org) Often described as the jewel in New Plymouth's crown, Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of the city and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens.
The impressive botanical gardens around the world (P.29) - Tongariro National Park: The beauty of New Zealand's first national park
(WorldKings.org) Centred upon three volcanoes –Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu –Tongariro National Park is home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes.